weekday

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From Middle English weke-dai, wikdai, wokdai, wokedai, wockedai, woukedai, wukedaȝȝ, equivalent to week +‎ day. Compare West Frisian wikedei(weekday), Dutch weekdag(weekday), German Wochentag(weekday), Danish ugedag(weekday), Swedish veckodag(weekday), Norwegian ukedag(weekday).

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weekday (plural weekdays)

  1. A day of the week except those which form the weekend; that is:
    1. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, but not Saturday or Sunday.
    2. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, but not Sunday. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    3. (Judaism) Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, but not Saturday.

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